Family Planning

About the Family Planning Program

The Family Planning Program offers preventative health services to men and women during their child-bearing years. Preconceptual health information and physical exams are provided to both men and women planning a pregnancy, as well as those patients who may desire a method of birth control to prevent a pregnancy. Birth control methods are dispensed on site, by referral or prescription. Multiple Vitamins with Folic Acid are given to all our patients in an effort to help reduce the occurrence of certain birth defects.

The family planning services also include in depth counseling about the chosen method of birth control, referral for  immunization updates as recommended by the North Carolina Immunization Branch, STD screenings, pap tests, and referral for mammograms for women 50 years and older.


Minors (young men and women under the age of 18) are welcome to the Family Planning Program and may be seen without a parent, but parental involvement is encouraged. College students are also welcome.

Eligibility / Fees

FY22 Fee Schedule

Residency in Scotland County or North Carolina is not required for the Family Planning Program. The services are provided on a sliding fee scale, and Medicaid and insurance recipients are welcome. Free Family Planning and Birth Control Services are available to North Carolina resident men (ages 19 through 60) and women (ages 19 through 55) with an income at or below the 185% of the federal poverty level through the "Be Smart. Be Ready." program. Applications can be made at the Scotland County Department of Social Services.


All services in the Family Planning Program are provided according to the guidelines and recommendations of the Women's Health Branch, North Carolina Division of Public Health, and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Additional Information

Email us for questions or more information about our Family Planning Services at email.

Important Numbers

  • Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County, Phone: 910-276-6268
  • Quit Smoking HelpLine, Phone: 866-66-START (866-667-8278)
  • Southeastern Family Violence Center, Phone: 800-742-7794
  • Southeastern Regional Mental Health, Phone: 800-670-6871

Scotland County Health Department and its employees are prohibited from discriminating against clients:

  1. Because the individual is unable to pay;
  2. Because payment for those services would be made under Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); or
  3. Based upon the individual's race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.